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Lee County property values continue to rise

May 29, 2016 For the fourth year in a row, property values in Lee County continue to increase, according to the preliminary estimated Taxable Values for 2016 released Friday, and that increase is 6. more »»

Cab holding bank robbers pulled over on Sky Bridge

May 29, 2016 Seven police vehicles pulled over a taxi Saturday morning as it approached Fort Myers Beach with three bank robbers on board, according to the Lee County Sheriff's Offic. more »»

A simple wish makes for a special day

May 28, 2016 What Parker McPeak requested was something all of us here take for granted — he wanted to see the gulf and he wanted to build a sand castle. more »»

The safety dance

May 26, 2016 For Tim Rybicki, a bicycle is his primary mode of transportation. more »»

Boback wants apology from Sawicki

May 25, 2016 Does Cape Coral Mayor Marni Sawicki owe an apology to Fort Myers Beach for her comments aimed at council member Tracey Gore at a May 16 workshop meeting? Sawicki has said no such thing will happen. more »»

Vet’s Club of America hosts annual Memorial Day ceremony

May 25, 2016 The local Veteran’s Club of America is proud to host its annual Memorial Day ceremony, paying tribute to all who have served in our military. Taking place Monday, beginning at 11 a.m. more »»

Property owner with chair rentals told no on permit appeal

May 25, 2016 The first casualties of the town's new beach-chair vendor ordinance are a pair of neighboring operations at Avenue C and I Stree. more »»

Community spotlight: Dave Gray

May 25, 2016 Q: You are a British chap who found his way to Fort Myers Beach. Tell us about what brought you here. A: “Pelicans, pretty ladies and palm trees — but not necessarily in that order. more »»

A salute, or better yet a big hug, goes out to Huggy

May 24, 2016 Edward “Huggy” Ellyatt calls himself a flag nut. He owns a pair of 4-foot by 6-foot star-spangled banners that he'll roll out on holidays, one going over his balcony and one displayed on his porch. more »»

New focus group meets to discuss Times Square Resorts

May 20, 2016 Developer Tom Torgerson received his first dose of feedback Wednesday during a three-hour meeting with a small focus group he has assembled. more »»

Town hasn't paid $3.2 million in vendor bills over past 6 months

May 20, 2016 The town of Fort Myers Beach has not paid the vendors working on its water rehabilitation project for nearly six months, creating an accounts payable scenario of $3.2 million. more »»

Let's luau

May 18, 2016 The Lani Kai — it's not just for tourists anymore. more »»

Community spotlight: Jan Bauer

May 18, 2016 Q: You are a manager and stylist at Twisted Scissors, a unisex hair salon located behind Hooters. Last week you celebrated your 12-year anniversary at the salon. more »»

Thefts of beach bags hit beach hard

May 18, 2016 On Sunday, five separate thefts of beach bags off Fort Myers Beach were reported to the Lee County Sheriff's Office. more »»

Seeking compensation for BP spill, local men charged with fraud

May 17, 2016 Two Fort Myers Beach men who claimed they were boat captains during the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill and thus entitled to compensation have been charged with fraud-related offenses. more »»

Coconut Drive residents enter the dock debate

May 17, 2016 The residents of Hercules Drive aren’t giving up on having their dock replaced, and now their neighbors on Coconut Drive are following suit. more »»

Cape Coral mayor doesn't like Gore's 'tone'

May 17, 2016 Coming to the defense of Sanibel Mayor Kevin Ruane, Cape Coral Mayor Marni Sawicki scolded Fort Myers Beach Town Council member Tracey Gore during a workshop Monday before leaving the room. more »»

Community spotlight: Barb Lacombe

May 17, 2016 Q: You own and operate Maid in the Sun. more »»

Endangered hammerhead dies shortly after photos taken

May 13, 2016 How a hammerhead shark was handled by a woman who caught it while fishing on Fort Myers Beach has stirred up some controvers. more »»

New name of 'Times Square Resorts' comes to light as Torgerson goes forward

May 11, 2016 For developer Tom Torgerson, part of a fresh start is coming in the form of a fresh name. more »»



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